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Press Release No. 1/2017

State Counsellor H.E. Daw Aung San Suu Kyi attends the 30th ASEAN Summit in the Philippines

H.E. Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, State Counsellor of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar, arrived in the Republic of the Philippines on 28 April 2017 and attended the 30th ASEAN Summit and related meetings. At the Summit, leaders of Southeast Asian member states discussed regional and international issues. During the visit, the State Counsellor was accompanied by U Kyaw Win, Union Minister for Planning and Finance, U Kyaw Tin, Minister of State from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and senior officials from various Ministries.

Together with other ASEAN Heads of State/Government, the State Counsellor attended the Opening Ceremony of the 30th ASEAN Summit on 29 April 2017 and related meetings such as 30th ASEAN Summit held in the Convention Center, 30th ASEAN Summit Leaders’ Retreat, Signing ceremony of the ASEAN Declaration on the Role of the Civil Services as Catalyst for Achieving the ASEAN Community Vision 2025, ASEAN Leaders Interface with Representatives of the ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Assembly (AIPA), ASEAN Leaders’ Interface with Representatives of ASEAN Youth, which were held on the sidelines of the 30th ASEAN Summit and the Closing Session of 30th ASEAN Summit.

Among the issues discussed were the tensions in the Korean Peninsula, the progress in the forming of a Code of Conduct in the South China Sea, and a call for leaders to pay heed to the welfare of the poor. In a rare, stand-alone statement, ASEAN urged North Korea and all parties concerned “to exercise self-restraint in order to de-escalate the tension and refrain from actions that may aggravate the situation.

During the visit, State Counsellor met separately with Vietnamese Prime Minister H.E. Mr. Nguyen Xuan Phuc at the Manila Diamond Hotel, on 28 April 2017, Indonesian President Joko Widodo in the Sofitel Philippines Plaza Hotel at 9 a.m. and Brunei Darussalam Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Muizzaddin in Philippine International Convention Center at 10:20 on 29 April 2017. During the meeting with Vietnamese Prime Minister, discussed over promoting bilateral relations at the regional and international level, thereby boosting bilateral trade. In the meeting with Indonesian President, improving bilateral relations this year was noted and discussions were held on increasing cooperation in the economic sector, stability and development in the Rakhine State and cooperation in regional and international issues. In the meeting with the Sultan of Brunei Darussalam, matters relating to increasing bilateral relations, cooperating in the energy and agriculture sector were discussed.

The State Counsellor also met with Myanmar diplomats and their families based in Manila at the Manila Diamond Hotel.

The State Counsellor and party left Ninoy Aquino International Airport by air and arrived back to Yangon International Airport at 9 p.m on 29 April 2017.

Embassy of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar
Berlin, Germany
3rd May 2017

Embassy of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar, Berlin

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